Executive Manager City Development

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 1/02/2024
  • Senior leadership position in a metropolitan city Council
  • Competitive salary + 11% super + leaseback vehicle
  • Lead a team of three experienced department managers
About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

The Executive Manager City Development reports directly to the General Manager Business and Operations and provides leadership and strategic direction to the following departments: Development Assessment; Health, Building & Regulatory Services; and the Development Advisory Service.

This position is ultimately responsible for:

  1. Modelling a culture that aligns with the City of Ryde's vision and mission
  2. Leading the development of strategies and plans as directed by the Executive Leadership Team
  3. Delivery of assigned services and programs under the City of Ryde's Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Plan, and Operational Plan, as varied from time to time
  4. Collaborating an partnering with other Executive Managers, City Shaping Departments, Office of the CEO Departments, and Executive Leadership Team to support Council wide Business and Operations.
About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Town Planning and/or in one or more of the Group of responsibility as outlined in the organisational chart.
  • Extensive equivalent leadership and management experience with a proven ability to lead, manage and motivate a multidisciplinary team to create high levels of engagement and performance.
  • Extensive strategic leadership capability including conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly developed influencing and negotiating skills and ability to develop strategic partnerships.
  • High level verbal communication, presentation and customer engagement skills, including demonstrated ability to provide advice and recommendations to the key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing, promoting, and encouraging long term financial sustainability.
  • Proven success in championing and managing significant change initiatives.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare complex and detailed technical reports, proposals and submissions.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative requirements, practices, principles and relationships between contemporary environmental planning, regulatory and other Council functions
  • Extensive knowledge of local government functions, statutory obligations, policies and processes within the legislative framework of the Local Government Act 1993 and related legislation
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate commensurate with relevant skills and experience.

Culture & Benefits

  • Leaseback vehicle
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available for eligible positions
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • 1 Manager's Personal Leave Day per month
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)
How to apply

Please ensure you give full answers to the online application questions, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Annabelle Cali on (02) 9952 8114 for a confidential discussion.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety